Spring Spectacular: Latest Sporting Action, New Betting Sites and Offers

May 19, 2022

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The springtime sporting action continues apace this coming weekend, with a whole host of quality entertainment on offer. With the domestic leagues drawing to a close across the continent, Sunday sees the culmination of another thrilling Premier League season. Meanwhile over at the Curragh we have the first two Classics of the Irish racing season to whet the appetites of horse racing fans. Throw in the latest leg of the Formula 1 season, and we have another weekend to savour.

Here we take a closer look at what lies ahead and highlight a couple of the best new player offers for those looking to place a bet on the action.

Sunday May 22 – Football: Premier League Final Day

It has been a long road, with plenty of twists and turns, but this Sunday sees the Premier League season reach its final destination. As is tradition, all ten games in the final round of fixtures kick off simultaneously at 4pm, leading to an enthralling two hours of action, particularly as some of the major issues remain to be decided.

Not least of course the race for the Premier League title itself, as Manchester City take a slender one-point lead over Liverpool into the final day. Liverpool are priced at 2/11 with Betfred to beat Wolves at Anfield in a game they surely must win to have a chance. Manchester City meanwhile are faced with a home clash against Aston Villa – managed of course by one of Liverpool’s most famous sons, Steven Gerrard. Can the Anfield legend do his old club a favour and take something from the Etihad. The bookmakers don’t think so, with Boylseports making Pep Guardiola’s men 2/13 shots to prevail.

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May 21 – 22: Horse Racing: Guineas Weekend at the Curragh

With the English and French Guineas now in the record books for another year, this weekend sees attention turn to the Irish versions of the one-mile Classics. Staged as always at the Curragh, the colts are up first in the Irish 2000 Guineas at 3:20pm on Saturday, with the fillies given their chance to shine in the Irish 1000 on Sunday at 3:45pm.

Having landed the English 2000 Guineas and French equivalent of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains already this season, Charlie Appleby goes for what would be an impressive hattrick in the colts contest. And in Native Trail (4/11 Betfred), he may just have the horse to do it. Last season’s champion juvenile found only stablemate Coroebus too good at Newmarket and rates the one they all have to beat. However, with competition from the powerful yards of Aidan and Joseph O’Brien, he may not have things all his own way.

Successful four times in the space of the past five years, it is no surprise to see an Aidan O’Brien runner head the betting for Sunday’s Classic, with the Galileo filly, Tuesday (5/2 Betfred) just shading favouritism in most lists from Dermot Weld’s beautifully bred Homeless Songs (11/4 Boylesports).

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May 14 – Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix

Sunday also sees the highlight of the sporting week for motorsport fans, as leg six of the latest F1 season sees the action shift to Spain, and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to a famous victory in this race in 2021, but with the British driver struggling to make an impact so far this season, this may be a straight battle between Max Verstappen’s (11/10 Betfred) Red Bull and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc (13/10 Boylesport). First and second respectively in Miami last time out, the pair have shared all five GP’s so far this season (3-2 in Verstappen’s favour) and will likely be very tough to split once again.

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ZetBet Welcome Offer

Fans of a quick, simple, and easy to achieve sign-up offer should stop by at new betting site ZetBet. Simply sign up, deposit, and place a bet of £10 or more at odds of Evs (2.00) or greater in order to receive a free £10 bet. Free bet is valid for 14 days from point of issue and must be placed at odds of 4/5 or greater. Customers depositing via Neteller, Paysafe, PayPal, Skrill or Skrill 1-tap will not be eligible for this promotion.

Betgoodwin Welcome Offer

Betgoodwin meanwhile offer a very similar deal and are also well worth checking out - particularly for horse racing fans. Open an account at this excellent new site, deposit, and place a bet of £10 or more at minimum odds of Evs (2.00), and your account will be credited with a free £10 bet upon settlement of qualifying bet. This offer is only available to customers depositing using Visa or Mastercard debit cards.

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